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to be thrown out. and since you're going to hear the memory of katrina invoked more and more in the coming days, like days. like katrina, three days like katrina, three days out, we're still learning about places receiving very little help and attention, like staten island, ann curry has more. >> reporter: brian, good evening to you, that is right, the outrage boiled over here in staten island, because more than three days after the hurricane here, people from the close-knit community, accused them of responding much slower here than to the richer parts of the city. >> every single person on this block lost everything. >> reporter: staten island has had enough. >> we just want everyone to know that we are hurting down here and we need help, immediately. >> reporter: residents here are asking why hasn't more help arrived? >> i think we're not getting more attention, because we are a working class neighborhood. and it is kind of like fend for yourself kind of thing. >> reporter: on the streets hit with debris, where the death toll has gone up to at least 19, today, the fury was seen live on telev
they have a lot in common with the people of the gulf coast who suffered through katrina in 2005. the sheer size andcope of the destruction from hurricane sandy stretches for hundreds of miles, from the jersey shore, to long island. this was a big storm, and has brought a significant part of the country to its knees. >> look at this line! it goes back -- this line goes six miles. look at this! >> reporter: with power still out to millions of people, one of the biggest daily concerns has become gasoline. some lines at stations that still have gas stretched for blocks. tempers of the drivers in those lines frayed. and police have even been called in to patrol the lines to keep the peace. >> i need to run my taxi too. >> reporter: there were some signs of meaningful progress. in new york city, more train and subway service was added. all told, the electricity is back on for more than 4 million homes and businesses across the northeast. >> oh, my god! >> reporter: this evening, the lights came back on in new york's greenwich village, something worth celebrating. and all but two of atlantic city
staggered, badly shaken and just plain rearranged. if you've already started hearing comparisons to katrina, there's a reason for it. things are starting to look and feel like a deep, long-haul disaster. the grisly business of finding bodies, the daily realization that the face of the earth has changed, especially along the jersey shore. this is the new contour of the jersey shore. and right where we are is the borderline between two towns which have been in the news, bayhead to the north. six miles down is seaside heights, new jersey, almost impossible to see what's left of the ferris wheel and the amusement tower. from seaside heights, new jersey, this is what we found on the beach, one of the 57 chevy replicas that was part of the ride. the ocean gave this quite a ride. but just pause and think about the number of 4 and 5-year-olds who got their first thrill on a carnival ride at the beach right in this front seat with the safety bar down to protect them. there are two kinds of damage along the jersey shore. these are the first pictures taken from beach level of some of the fanciest sect
katrina are inspiring one high school to come to the aid of hurricane sandy victims. help is on the way. that is the message being sent by airline high students and faculty. the group is on a mission to send this semi-trailer stocked with canned food, blankets, and other helpful items to the atlantic coast where it will be much appreciated. >>> i'm lynn berry. this is "early today," just your first stop of the day today on your nbc station. >>> and now from washington's leading news station this is "news4 today." >> extra firefighters called jofr night to battle a massive fire in middle east washington. i'm eun yang. >> i'm aaron gilchrist. welcome to "news4 today." the fire started at fourth and morris street and then it rekindleed th e rekindled this morning. megan mcgrath is on the scene. >> reporter: this was a very tough fire to get under control. there were a couple of instance where is they actually had to pull their firefighters out of the building because they were concerned about possible collapses, so they had to back out a little bit and change their strategy until it was sa
. sand yes's price tag is $50 billion. making it the fourth costliest disaster behind katrina, 9/11 and andrew. >>> homeowners may be spared a costly deductible. >>> and business is about to boom for companies that made oprah's annual favorite things list. we always love this one. a few of your favs, an $1800 battery and peddle pered bike, microsoft's new $500 surface tablet and a $40 blue velvet cake. blue velvet. just ahead, bill karins is going to have your weekend weather forecast, plus how one family in eastern pennsylvania is making the best of being without power. you're watching "early today." >>> well, welcome back. we'll get into your weekend forecast starting with today. no big storms across the country. nice and calm and mild in the southern half of the country. little chilly up along minneapolis, chicago and all across the northeast. little bit of moisture begins to increase in texas with some showers maybe even into tennessee and arkansas. nothing too bad. as we go through sunday, everything still pretty much the same. it's really, lynn, not until we get into tuesda
katrina. because so many gas stations are powerless they are taking their own fuel and other supplies with them and working shifts of at least 12 hours. be sure to stay with news 4 and nbc washington.com for the latest on hurricane sandy's impact. remember, you can help the storm victims as well. all you have to do is go to red cross.org or call 1-800-help now or text the word red cross to 90999 and make a $10 donation. >>> fairfax county police are investigating yet another sexual assault case in a string of incidents they believe are connected. the latest assault happened thursday night on commerce street as a woman was waiting for the bus. this makes eight attacks in the past two months all in the springfield area. police believe this man is responsible here for those assaults. he is described as about 5'8" with a beard. police are asking anyone with information to contact them immediately. >>> d.c. police are asking for the public's help in finding a man suspected of attacking a woman in her apartment. they handed out flyers yesterday looking for information on the man in these se
after hurricane katrina because so many gas stations are powerless now, they are taking their own fuel and other supplies with them up to jersey. they will work shifts of at least 12 hours. >>> four days to go until election day. there are nine swing states, but only one is the grand prize. and that is ohio. it holds the key to both -- to victory for both campaigns. and as steve handelsman reports. that's where both candidates are campaigning today. >> reporter: so close to the end, you know they're in ohio. mitt romney in aetna. >> i'm counting on you. >> president obama in hilliard taking credit for the auto bailout. >> it paid off in toledo, where chrysler's adding more than 1,000 new jobs on a second shift. not in china. right here in ohio. >> reporter: it paid off for him in in ohio polls. >> this morning we learned -- than at any time in the last eight months. >> reporter: it's the last jobless report before the vote. 7.9% unemployment. slightly worse. >> the president went to springfield, ohio. >> reporter: romney stopped in wisconsin where he's polling five points behind. >> ca
after hurricane katrina. >> many others have been dispatched from illinois to share what they learned from katrina several years ago. >> reporter: how much water do we need to pump out? >> our estimates at this point in time are 300 to 400 million gallons of water. and it's growing. >> reporter: and even though there's not as much overall as there was in new orleans, he says the job in new york is much more difficult. >> it's not the amount of water that's the problem, it's where it is. >> it's where it is, yeah. >> and where it is is underground in miles and miles of subway and road tunnels. >> some of those tunnels are up to 2 miles long. and the only points into them is at each end. and that requires us to have some pumping capabilities that perhaps reach 1/2 mile to a mile long. >> another problem, the age of the tunnels. new york's subway system is over 100 years old. >> some places we could probably pump out quicker, but we don't want to collapse the tunnel. >> the next challenge, where to pump all that water. >> largely mostly sea water. right now we're working on, it'll get pu
sandy. many of these crews also responded after hurricane katri katrina. because so many gas stations have no power they are taking their own fuel and other supplies with them. they're working shifts of at least 12 hours. and be sure to stay with news 4 and nbc washington.com for continuing coverage of hurricane sandy's impact. remember to help storm victims you can go to red cross.org or call 1-800-help now or text the word red cross to 90999 to make a $10 donation. >>> today is the last chance for d.c. voters to head to the polls before the rush of tuesday's election. early voting officially ends in the district tonight. last week people waited in long lines to cast their ballots. this weekend early voting in each of the eight wards runs through 9:00 tonight. it's also the last day for in person absentee voting in virginia, a state that's back battleground for votes that everyone will be watching. news 4's derrick ward is live this morning in fairfax as the first voters roll in. good morning, derrick. >> reporter: good morning. indeed this is the last stage for early absentee voting
. katrina, $100 billion, again, took a long time to rebuild what. i would say is the initial impact is very, very bad, but when the federal government gets involved, waves its wand, and when the insurers pay, you tend to have a very quick rebound that can actually help, if it's huge enough, the gross domestic product of the united states. >> i want toƩ@ focus in on tha not to be intencenssensitive to people are dealing with, but there are serb sectors of the economy that will benefit. i would assume the construction industry, to start with one. >> yes. hurricane andrew in 1992, the construction industry boomed. the lumber industry boomed. glass. a lot of companies simply had to send everything down to florida, and that raised the praise across the board throughout the united states. highly unusual. that was pretty much the only time that i've seen the gross national product really jump off of a hurricane. this could be like that. that's how big this one might end up being. >> and very quickly, i'm sure you had heard rumors, reports that potentially the federal government would have to del
katrina survivor. you think about being drawn or experiencing a trip of uncertainty, moving from -- speaking about what the pastor says, moving from dome to dome and ending up in a place of where, again, uncertainty starts. one stabilizing factor for her throughout the years is that the center has been there to help her cope and develop coping strategies, physical therapy to assist her with her gait that is slowing down. speaking to the some of the issues when we think about the elderly, having enough funds just for transportation to get to and from places like the center. metro access is not affordable, if you're living off of $600 to $700 a month. if you're coming to the center, you're paying $6 a day. that's quite expensive. when you think about food insecurity, by partnering with asbury united methodist church, we're able to offer balanced, nutritious meals. for the working caregiver, we give them hope and also provide them a sense of peace of mind because they can work knowing their loved ones are in a safe, stimulating and loving place. how does this impact the community? i
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